Windows 10: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available


  1. Posts : 26,727
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       14 Nov 2015 #921

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
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  2. Posts : 21,942
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Nov 2015 #922

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
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  3. Posts : 21,942
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Nov 2015 #923

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       14 Nov 2015 #924

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Yup....you 're absolutely right.
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #925

    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 73
    Microsoft Windows 10x64 Pro
       14 Nov 2015 #926

    linw said: View Post
    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
    We have a winner! I can certainly confirm this fact because I just did it after installing TH2.
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  7. Posts : 26,727
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       14 Nov 2015 #927

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Nope...well at least on my computer after doing the update, it removed all those files in about 1 min. Will remove tons of leftovers if you click the right choices.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    14 Nov 2015 #928

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    For me it did not work.
    See attached pic
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  9.    14 Nov 2015 #929

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 26,727
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       14 Nov 2015 #930

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
    Well sure worked for me, as that's how I removed all those files, took about 1 min on my ssd. Worked great.

    Disk Cleanup.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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